Global Dialogue seeks a new director to lead and develop IMiX, the migration, refugee and integration communications hub.
Migration, refugee protection and integration are issues of significant public interest and debate in the UK. In June 2016, IMiX was established to work with partners to build public understanding of and support for an open, welcoming Britain. IMiX is a collaborative project which aims to shape and coordinate communications on migrant, refugee and integration issues, to achieve cut-through in the media and impact in the public debate.
IMiX operates in two key ways: firstly, acting as a resource for organisations talking about migration and integration, helping them to plan and deliver their communications in ways that reach the public, based on the best available research and analysis of attitudes, audience and messages. Secondly, playing a coordinating function helping to drive strategic communications efforts to build public confidence in and support for an open, welcoming Britain.
IMiX is staffed by a small central team, based in central London, and works closely with migration and refugee organisations at a national and regional level. IMiX is housed at Global Dialogue, and is overseen by the Global Dialogue trustee board and a dedicated project management committee. We expect that over the next two years IMiX will ‘spin out’ of Global Dialogue and find a home in the wider sector.
We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead this initiative at a time where the UK’s approach to migration is being reset. The successful candidate will be a strategic leader, with proven senior experience in influencing and informing public debate through strategic communications.
To succeed in this exciting and game-changing role you will be able to move with vision and pace, building and sustaining a range of partnerships and collaborations to deploy effective communications strategies to a range of audiences.
The successful candidate will:
We expect that the successful candidate will have most of these attributes:
The successful candidate must have permission to live and work in the UK.
This post is based in London but will be required to work nationally with a range of partners, so some national travel and occasional international travel will be required.
The role is available either full-time or four days a week by negotiation.
The annual salary for this role is in the range of £60,000 – £65,000 pro rata depending on experience. Global Dialogue offers 25 days holiday annually pro rata, and contributes 3% to its workplace pension scheme.
In addition to this role, IMiX’s core team includes a full-time media manager and a 3-day a week administrator. The team works closely with up to five networked communications post-holders based in organisations across the country who second 20 per cent of their time to IMiX-directed activities. The Director of IMiX will report to the Executive Director of Global Dialogue, and is accountable to the Global Dialogue trustee board for the successful delivery of the programme.
IMiX is a project of Global Dialogue, a human rights charity registered in England and Wales. Global Dialogue promotes human rights and social change around the world by making grants and supporting grant-makers, and by incubating innovative projects – like this one – that arise from our grant-making.
The closing date for applications is 10 am on Thursday 14th September 2017.
We envisage that initial interviews will be held in London during the week commencing 18th September.
Please apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line “IMiX Director: [Last name, first name]” with the following attachments:
For an informal conversation about the role, please email Charlotte Lepper at email@example.com to arrange a time.
No agencies please.
Thank you for your interest in working for Global Dialogue. We look forward to hearing from you.